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Battered Forint sinks 10 per cent this year

Friday, September 25th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks the government has contributed to weakening the national currency, while a business analyst sees no hope for a stronger Forint in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Pro-government editors explain their creed

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The editor of Karc FM radio denies receiving instructions from party or public officials, while the boss of the newly launched Pesti TV says his programmes represent ‘the revolt of normalcy’. READ MORE

Conflicting views on PM Orbán’s essay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

A left-wing commentator interprets the Prime Minister’s article as a challenge to the values of parliamentary democracy, while a pro-government pundit welcomes it as a call to rescue Christian Democracy. READ MORE

PM Orbán traces his path to the 2022 elections

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

In a long essay in the leading pro-government daily, PM Viktor Orbán suggests that the next elections will be decisive for Hungary’s independence. His foes, he suggests, stand for submission to international liberalism. READ MORE

Klub Rádió fears losing its licence

Monday, September 14th, 2020

As the Hungarian Media Authority refuses to renew Klub Rádió’s licence for another 7 years, its president announces a battle on several fronts to keep its frequency. The main pro-government daily rejects claims that the authority’s intention is to stifle opposition voices. READ MORE

Moria camp arson seen as emblematic of EU impotence

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

As over 12 thousand asylum seekers sleep rough on Lesbos island after their camp burnt down on Wednesday, a pro-government commentator blames Europe’s half-hearted attitude toward mass immigration. READ MORE

Vidnyánszky offers compromise on Theatre and Film University

Friday, September 11th, 2020

In an interview with the left-wing nationwide daily, the chairman of the government-appointed board in charge of the Theatre and Film University strikes an appeasing note. READ MORE

A Hungarian export on the Navalny poisoning

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

A political analyst is certain that the Russian opposition leader was poisoned by state actors but doesn’t believe that the Kremlin is directly responsible. READ MORE

Theatre and Film University conflict rolls on

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Reacting to a several thousand strong demonstration organised  by students of the university on Sunday, and to their already week-long occupation of their school, opposition-leaning commentators see their protest as harbinger of a new era, while pro-government authors believe they are manipulated by left-liberal intellectuals trying to protect their leading positions in Hungarian cultural life. READ MORE

UK ambassador bids farewell

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Winding up his four-year term in Budapest, the ambassador of the United Kingdom praises Hungary as the single most friendly Union member country toward Britain over the past four Brexit years. READ MORE